- Alternate Title:
- The South Pacific is the South Pacific. Japan Is Japan.
- War Supplies
- Persuasive Maps: PJ Mode Collection
- 6th Army, Psychological Warfare Branch
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- 1940 - 1959
- color printing
- World War II
- 15 x 20 (centimeters, height x width)
- A map produced by the Allied forces for distribution to Japanese soldiers. The title of the map in the upper left is "The South Pacific is the South Pacific. Japan Is Japan." The territory on the lower left is "Netherlands East Indies," and the land on the upper right is "Japan." In between are the Philippines (where Americans had landed) and a solid ring of allied aircraft carriers, submarines and other ships, keeping oil and other vital supplies from reaching Japanese munitions industries.
The text on the verso is titled "Supply and War Potential." It begins with a quote from "Army Minister Sugiyama" in the Diet in September 1944: "It is extremely regrettable that we are faced with difficult conditions at each front due to the deterioration of the condition of the supply route and the supply stations." The text continues that conditions had worsened since the Minister's speech because of the U.S. landing in the Philippines in October. It concludes: "What is the possibility that these critical supplies desperately needed by the Japanese munitions industry will really reach Japan?... Even if you are trying to fight with all your might, if supplies are not sufficient is it really possible to do your job sufficiently?"
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- P.J. Mode collection of persuasive cartography, #8548. Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library.
- Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
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- P.J. Mode collection of persuasive cartography
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